You are wearing the suit that perfectly lies across your shoulders, the shirt with the perfect neck fit and you are feeling the confidence and poise that comes woven into each Devlon Paris product. Now, it’s time to pay attention to the details.
The shirt cuff is a statement piece that adds a nice touch to the garment. When selecting the dress shirt you want, your Stylist Concierge will also advise you on the type of cuff for your shirt. Here is a basic overview of the available styles.
The Turnback Cuff
This style of cuff is similar to a French cuff as it has the extra fabric, but it is fastened with buttons. We view this cuff as a perfect marriage of the elegance of the French cuff with the ease of using buttons instead of cuff links.
This style of cuff was made popular by Sean Connery in the first James Bond film, Dr. No and was originally made by Turnbull and Asser. We recommend adding one or two of these shirts for special occasions when you want to make a subtle yet strong personal statement.
The Button Cuff
The traditional cuff (also called the Barrell Cuff) comes with built in buttons. This style offers ease and functionality and is the most popular style of cuff. The dressier options of this style of shirt come with two or three buttons instead of one. Our recommendation is that most of your regularly used shirts have this style of cuff that caters to ease of functionality.
The French Cuff
This classic cuff style is designed especially for dress or formal shirts. The cuff (also known as the Double Cuff) is folded back with holes to be fastened with cufflinks instead of buttons. The general rule for the French cuff is to allow a quarter inch of the shirt cuff to show from underneath your jacket sleeve.
We will add a fourth cuff style in this section – the Single Cuff. It is the double cuff without the fold and is considered as the most formal shirt cuff style.
Our recommendation is to have a few of these options to be used for more formal occasions or when you want to create a refined look for the big meeting. If you currently do not have any of this style of shirt in your wardrobe, we suggest you start by talking with your Stylist Concierge about selecting one in white.
You may also want to have the single cuff version available for Black Tie events.